Lecture: Ken Serfass – A Visit With U.S. Grant

Monday, June 17, 2019 | 9:27 PM

What: The Western PA Civil War Roundtable Monthly meeting

Date: 06.26.19

Time: 7:30pm-9pm

Where: St. John’s Lutheran Church (1320 Church St, Ambridge, PA 15003)

Title: LECTURE: Ken Serfass: A Visit With U.S. Grant

What would it be like to actually meet a living participant from the Civil War era?  Alas, all the living witnesses to those momentous events are long gone and those who had the pleasure of meeting those last survivors will soon be gone as well.  At this month’s meeting of the Western PA Civil War Roundtable on Wednesday, June 26 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ambridge, attendees will have a chance to experience what it might have been like to spend an hour in the company of the Union army’s General Ulysses S. Grant when professional living historian Ken Serfass presents a program on the life of this illustrious officer.

First-person impressionist Ken Serfass has been studying the life of his childhood hero for nearly fifty years.  He began appearing publicly as General Grant in 2009 and now works full-time as a professional living historian for 10 months a year, with between 11 and 23 appearances each month.  Ken is a member of The Federal Generals Corps, a living history organization hosting first person impressions of well-known Union Civil War generals and is the only Grant impressionist to present his own topical programs at the General Grant National Memorial in New York City.  His presentations have been seen in schools, history clubs, museums, and business groups.

Ken Serfass believes it is an honor to tell the story of one of America’s greatest military leaders and to reaffirm Grant’s place of honor among the most respected people in our nation’s history.  Ken’s passion for the subject is evident in his presentation and it is hard not to be affected by his enthusiasm for his subject.  You will walk away believing you have actually met U.S. Grant in living history.

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